Orange-winged Parrot

Amazona amazonica

Order

PSITTACIFORMES

Family

African and New World Parrots (Psittacidae)

Code 4

Non AOU

Code 6

Non AOU

ITIS

Egg Color:

White



Number of Eggs:

2 - 5



Incubation Days:

21



Egg Incubator:

Female



Nest Location:

Tree cavities



Nest Material:



Migration:

Nonmigratory



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General

Orange-winged Parrot: Medium-sized green parrot with yellow head and broad blue eyebrow. Shows small red-orange patch in secondary feathers while perched and in flight. Green tail has yellow to orange base in outer feathers. Sexes similar. Juvenile has brown eye.

Range and Habitat

Orange-winged Parrot: This species has widespread distribution throughout the lowlands of northern South America, where it has a preference for drier, open habitats and forest edges. Small resident populations of escaped captive birds have established colonies in extreme southern Florida, near Miami, and in Puerto Rico.

Breeding and Nesting

Orange-winged Parrot: Lays two to five white eggs from January to June in tree cavities. Female incubates for 21 days, and young are able to fly at about 60 days.

Foraging and Feeding

Orange-winged Parrot: Travels in groups of several pairs to 200 birds in search of fruits, flowers, and seeds. Forages along forest edges and second growth or around plantations and urban areas.

Vocalization

Orange-winged Parrot: Shrill screeching "klee-ik" and many other harsh squawks and screams.

Similar Species

Orange-winged Parrot: Yellow-crowned and Mealy Parrots both lack the yellow cheek. Yellow-shouldered Parrot lacks blue eyebrow.

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